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‘The Dude’ Doesn’t Abide Dog Meat: Jeff Bridges Joins Billie Eilish, Clint Eastwood, and More In Urgent Call to Action

In a powerful joint letter addressed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, more than 30 prominent stars from the realms of acting, fashion, and music have called for an immediate end to Indonesia’s dog and cat meat trades. The celebrities include Jeff Bridges, Billie Eilish, Charlize Theron, Clint Eastwood, Kim Basinger, Courteney Cox, Ricky Gervais, Andie McDowell, and Zooey Deschanel.
The plea comes in the wake of a successful rescue operation conducted by animal charities Humane Society International (HSI) and Animal Friends Manado Indonesia (AFMI) at Tomohon Extreme Market, one of the country’s most notorious markets.
This year, the Tomohon Extreme Market, located in the city of Tomohon in North Sulawesi province, was permanently shut down in July by Mayor Caroll Senduk, in collaboration with HSI and AFMI.
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The market had been infamous for the slaughter and sale of over 130,000 dogs and countless cats annually. The charities rescued the remaining animals found alive at the market slaughterhouse.
Ending Indonesia’s dog meat trade
The joint letter commends the leaders across Indonesia who have taken steps to eradicate the dog and cat meat trades, acknowledging the 28 cities and regencies that have already passed directives and regulations prohibiting these trades.
“We are writing to extend our congratulations to those leaders throughout Indonesia who have taken action to eradicate the dog and cat meat trades in their jurisdictions, saving tens of thousands of dogs and cats every month from the cruel and dangerous trades,” the letter says.
The stars also highlight the groundbreaking action taken by the City of Tomohon. “There are now 28 cities and regencies that have passed Directives and regulations prohibiting the trades, as well as the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, and the groundbreaking and progressive action taken by the City of Tomohon in July ending the sale and slaughter of dogs and cats, and their meat, at the nation’s most infamous market—Tomohon Extreme Market.”
“We now urge the central government of Indonesia to ensure that all regulations and laws to end the cruel and dangerous dog and cat meat trades are fully enforced, and that a nationwide ban is introduced so that we can soon celebrate a truly dog and cat meat-free Indonesia,” the letter concludes with an urgent appeal to President Joko Widodo.
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In addition to American stars, the letter was also endorsed by some of Indonesia’s most influential celebrities, including Bubah Alfian, Cinta Laura Kiehl, D.J. Bryant, Davina Veronica, Luna Maya, and Prilly Latuconsia. It underscores the fact that a significant majority of Indonesians and international visitors oppose the cruel and exploitative dog and cat meat trade.
Celebrities take action
Lola Webber, HSI’s director of campaigns to end the dog meat trade, expressed gratitude for the support of global and Indonesian stars, emphasizing the importance of their voices in advocating for the millions of animals subjected to horrific abuse.
“We are so grateful to these outspoken Indonesian and global stars who are using their voices to speak up for the millions of dogs and cats who endure the most horrific abuse for the meat trade,” Webber said in a statement. “We echo their praise for those Indonesian leaders working with us to end this cruelty and we join with them in urging President Widodo to introduce a nationwide ban.”
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The celebrities were inspired to pen the letter following the successful dog and cat meat trade ban at Tomohon Market achieved by HSI and AFMI. The historic agreement signed by six dog and cat traders associated with the market has disrupted the vast supply network of animal thieves and traffickers involved in their brutal transport.
Frank Delano from AFMI highlighted the public health risks posed by the cat and dog meat trades, particularly the spread of the deadly rabies virus. “The dog and cat meat trades are not only obscenely cruel, but they also jeopardize public health through the spread of the deadly rabies virus during dog slaughter, butchery, and consumption. So to see these celebrities stand with the majority of Indonesian citizens in calling for an end to this miserable trade is really encouraging.”

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“He was too expensive”: Clint Eastwood Starred in ‘Dollars Trilogy’ After Director Couldn’t Afford Another Oscar Winning Actor With $15000 Salary

In today’s day and age, Clint Eastwood’s name is one that echoes with terms such as legendary and brilliant. His ability to be expressive as an actor without having to say too many dialogues was one admired by many. Not only his skills as an actor, but being a talented director helped build his reputation in the best way possible.
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Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
During his days as an actor, there were many films offered to him. Some he let go of, others he grabbed as soon as he could. One of his most iconic works is the Dollars Trilogy with director Sergio Leone. Despite the massive amount of fame that he got from it, there was an unfortunate yet slight chance that Eastwood would have lost out on the role because Leone wanted another actor altogether.
Sergio Leone’s Initial Choice for His Trilogy was not Clint Eastwood
One of Clint Eastwood’s biggest movie trilogies, the Dollars trilogy was something that came along his career, giving him a boost the actor never knew he needed. The year 1964 saw a rise in his fame from then on. However, as per BBC (via Farout Magazine), Eastwood was not Sergio Leone’s first choice for the film.
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“I really wanted James Coburn, but he was too expensive,” Leone stated. “The Italian cinema is very poor. We got Clint for $15,000, Coburn wanted $25,000.”
The director revealed that because of the budgetary limitations that they had, there was no way possible for him to get James Coburn for the role. The actor wanted $10,000 more than what Eastwood had settled on, making it an absolutely impossible choice for them to hire Coburn. He elaborated on how being in the Italian cinema at that time did not give him flexibility with the budget. Due to this, Eastwood became his ideal choice and that in turn benefitted his career.
Clint Eastwood Almost did not Join Sergio Leone
Clint Eastwood’s career has been a rising climb for decades now. One of the reasons for this is his credible fame because of the Dollars trilogy. However, there was a slight chance that the actor would have given up on the role. According to a BBC documentary (via Farout Magazine), the actor was hesitant about saying yes.
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 “I was doing Rawhide, and I was coming to a hiatus,” Eastwood remembered. “I took three months off, usually around February, March and April every year, and my agent in Los Angeles called me up and asked me if I’d like to go to Europe and make an Italian, German, Spanish co-production of a remake of a Japanese film [Yojimbo] in the plains of Spain.”
The actor/director stated that he was asked to make a film in a rather peculiar setting right after he was coming back from a three-month-long break. His reply to the same had been a rejection. In the end, he warmed up to the idea.

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“I got to take her, and I still remember that”: Clint Eastwood Had A Personal Reason To Cherish His Oscar Win Despite His Anti-Semitic Comments Against Academy

Clint Eastwood is a legendary figure in Hollywood, not only because of acting prowess but also because he is a brilliant storyteller. From countless nominations to multiple wins, the Dirty Harry star has had enough accolades to his name, proving that he is every bit deserving of the fame he has received all these years. However, despite his immense fame, the actor has said some very concerning things in the past.
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Years ago he had made some alleged antisemitic remarks about the Academy Awards committee but when he won his first Oscar, the actor-director accepted and enjoyed the experience for a very personal reason.
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It has been decades since Clint Eastwood made his debut in Hollywood and ever since then he has been unstoppable. A recipient of numerous accolades and maker of multiple successful movies, the actor-director once had expressed his reservations about Academy Awards, even before he won his first-ever nomination.
While certain people labeled him as anti-semitic because of his Academy-related comments, he went on to get his first-ever nomination just sometime later at the age of 62. It was his movie Unforgiven that gave him an Oscar each for Best Picture and Best Director and a nomination for Best Actor.
Despite his earlier comments, the actor enjoyed his first nomination and win for a very personal reason which was being able to take his mother Ruth Wood to the ceremony (via Parade).
“It was nice, I guess. The nicest thing was that I got to take my mother to the Oscars. I’d been successful as a movie director and actor but not as successful in that kind of hoopla. So that was fun. I got to take her, and I still remember that. The trophies are tucked away in the house somewhere.”
Stated the director when asked if he even cared at that point about awards like the Oscars for he was already a pretty successful filmmaker at that point.
What Alleged Anti-Semitic Comments Did Clint Eastwood Make?
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Clint Eastwood was 62 when he received his first Oscar nomination. Even though he lacked an Academy Award before, he was already a successful filmmaker and actor, having acted and directed several fan-loved movies.
However, before he ever won or was nominated for an Oscar, the actor was said to have stated in the book Clint: The Life and Legend of Clint Eastwood, a biography of his life written by Patrick McGilligan,
“I will never win an Oscar and do you know why? First of all, because I’m not Jewish. Secondly, because I make too much money for those old farts in the Academy. Thirdly, and most importantly, because I don’t give a f**k.”
His comments were understood by many as anti-semitic. However, things began to change for soon he went on to earn multiple Oscar nominations in the subsequent years after his first win with Unforgiven.
Unforgiven can be streamed on HBO Max.

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Tarantino’s films, beyond the taste of each person, doses of violence and references to other titles, are in their scripts and dialogues which, in some cases, like Pulp Fiction, are more than the film itself. In the almost endless list of the best phrases in the history of cinema, Tarantino has his favorite. And this one is uttered by an expert in giving us many phrases in his films: Clint Eastwood.
This can be one of the best lines from the Dirty Harry movies, like his famous “come on, make my day” (Sudden Impact), or Clint Eastwood’s lines of dialogue in the Dirty Harry scene where he said: “I know what. you’re thinking. Did I fire all six bullets or just five. The truth is that in all this fuss and confusion I also lost count. But this is a 44 Magnum, the best revolver in the world, capable of blowing your brains out with one shot, don’t you think you’re lucky?
Or something from Unforgiven, like “when you kill someone you not only take everything they have, but also everything they can be”; When it comes to Tarantino, it’s harder for him to choose a sentimental or romantic phrase from The Bridges of Madison like “I don’t want to need you because I can’t have you.” But no.
Tarantino’s favorite phrase in the history of film belongs to the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and was uttered by Clint Eastwood: “The world is divided into two categories: those with loaded guns and those who dig.” You dig.”

Tarantino has never hidden his weakness for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In addition to recently including the film directed by Sergio Leone in his list of the 10 best westerns in history, in 2020 he chose The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among his 12 favorite films in history movie theater

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